If you feel like maybe I owe you some words then I almost certainly do. And I almost certainly had them but I walked near the water and bits of me always fall in and I think perhaps your words fell in. If you live downriver from me then do sit quiet and close and they will float by soon. If you live upriver I shall make more say more and find you.
In 1967, shortly after illustrating a Tolstoy novel and four years after his iconic Where the Wild Things Are,Maurice Sendak was commissioned to illustrate a 30th anniversary edition of Tolkien’s The Hobbit (the original edition of which the author had illustrated himself). However, the project fell through and this drawing is the only surviving Sendak illustration from it.